You are not legally required to have a smart meter in any region, contrary to what certain agencies may be telling you, yet they are forced upon the population by those who regulate power utility companies.
Based upon a study of 10 autistic cases and 10 normal cases, the pregnant mothers who gave birth to autistic children slept in a location in which microwave radiation was 20.7x HIGHER, on average, than pregnant mothers who gave birth to non-autistic children.
In May of 2011, the World Health Organization official recognized that wireless radiation such as emitted by “smart meters” is a possible carcinogen. After decades of corporately-funded, biased research being held up as “industry-standard”, there are hundreds of independent peer-reviewed scientific studies now showing there is a clear health hazard with technology emitting wireless radiation in the range that “smart meters” do. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people with a “smart meter” installed, have contracted illness, insomnia, rashes, headaches, and worse. And many have been forced to leave their homes entirely, due to health effects. What’s more, in apartment buildings where 30+ “smart meters” are installed in a single electrical room, the dangers are even higher. There have been no long-term health studies done on this high level of Electromagnetic Radiation.
Many smart meters being installed contain a second wireless transceiver that is specifically intended to ‘provide a built-in communications pathway into the home for data presentation, load control and demand response’ (manufacturer’s literature). The purpose of this is to monitor and control the new generation of ‘smart appliances’ that are already being sold to unsuspecting customers. These appliances include virtually EVERY electronic device in the home or office.
Neurosurgeon and researcher Dr. Leif Salford has conducted many studies on radio frequency radiation and its effects on the brain. Dr. Salford called the potential implications of some of his research “terrifying.” Some of the most concerning conclusions result from the fact that the weakest exposure levels to wireless radiation caused the greatest effect in causing the blood brain barrier to leak.
An argument is sometimes made (not necessarily accurately) to those who express concern about radiation from “smart” meters, Wi Fi, etc, that the radiation emitted from these devices is at such a low level that the public needn’t worry about it. However Dr. Salford’s studies showed opening up of the blood brain barrier from very low levels of radiation. In fact, Cindy Sage and Dr. David Carpenter write in a 2008 paper (Public Health Implications of Wireless Technologies) it was “the weakest exposure level [which] showed the greatest effect in opening up the BBB [blood brain barrier].”
A California woman claims “smart” parking meters are making her sick. And now, she wants nearly $2 billion because of it.
Denise Barton filed a claim against the city of Santa Monica, Calif., for $1.7 billion alleging the radiation from “smart” parking meters around the city are causing health complications, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.
“In April, they started turning on the new smart meters downtown and I started getting sick,” Barton told ABC News.
On Aug. 6, Barton filed the $1.7 billion claim that gives the city 45 days to respond.
“I figured that’s the value of my life and health considering how much I had to go through as a child,” Barton told ABC News.
Barton, who experienced neurological damage following a car accident as a young child, added, “It’s also the value of taking away my choice of the best way to protect my health without my consent.”
The “smart” meters, which were installed by the city last March, allow drivers to use smartphones and credit cards to purchase metered time. The parking slots have sensors that will reset a meter when a parking space is vacated.
According to a spokesperson for the city of Santa Monica, “The meters use basic wireless technology that is commonly available and utilized in WiFi and cellular communications.”
Smart meters use a cell phone network to communicate for 2 to 4 seconds when a censor detects a vehicle or when a censor detects a vehicle leaving, assistant finance director Don Patterson told ABC News.
But it’s the high-tech capabilities that Barton alleged have caused ear infections and tightness on the back, left side of her neck and an irregular period.
“I know it seems a little big but they can’t do things that affect people’s health without their consent,” Barton told the Santa Monica Daily Press.
“I think that’s wrong,” she said.
Deb Hossli, a risk manager for Santa Monica, told ABC News the city’s liability adjuster is currently investigating to determine if the claim will be honored or rejected.
“We’re not concerned about any health risks. It basically uses a very weak WiFi signal that only communicates between the meter and the sensor in each space,” Patterson told ABC News.
Over the years, there has been much debate about whether cell phones can cause cancer. Earlier this year, the Environmental Health Trust called into question a report that found little evidence that cell phones were connected to brain cancer.
“The city doesn’t regulate communication,” said Patterson. “What we’re using is what basically is widely available cell phone technology. If you have WiFi in your house, it’s the same technology. If you have a cell phone, then that portion of the technology is the same.
“It’s all off-the-shelf technology,” he said.